Robert wrote:I believe he wants it to be more skill based, rather than a “who can click the same chicken spawns every time over a week” competition. I mean it’s alright as a one-off but I would also like a skill-based comp.
There actually was a lot of skill involved. I won't discredit having free time, because having the few days off work for the holidays really helped. But to get a lot of chickens you also have to
- Know all the spawn locations (like that OTM put 4 new chickens in the revamped arena)
- Know your competition and study their habits, so you can get ahead of them and collect the chickens
- Know what chickens have already been collected and guess their respawn rate (did you know the chickens by the tavern have a faster respawn rate?)
- Have a fast mount
There's way more involved than siting on one spot and picking a chicken up off the ground. A ton of work goes into it, and everyone who competed did a great job and deserves kudos for their efforts. Great job everyone!
Zkills wrote:No lol, I didn’t even come close to the top 10. No one likes cheaters which is what probably happened with this dude
no, it actually probably didn't. The guy who got 25k chickens is just that good at it. It's totally possible with low competition. Second place on Fingal was 6496, so basically most of the time he didn't have competition. most of the other worlds had a lot of competition, and that's why their chickens per hour were much lower than on Fingal. I got 16k chickens on a world with moderate competition. If you took away my competition and gave me 60% of his chickens that would be almost 25k. I farmed all day most days, and there were a few days early on where I got 3 hours of sleep. But the last day, I took a break and farmed only about 1k chickens, and the last few days I was getting a good 6-7 hours sleep. So it really would be possible if there was low competition and only one person was really collecting.
To get that many chickens it was a combination of luck (no competition), skill (see reasons above), and dedication (doing the work). Everyone on this list deserves the place they got.